CMS Disability Resource Center

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Illinois Human Rights Act, State agencies must ensure that the employment process is accessible to persons with disabilities. Specifically, these laws require that the State provide reasonable accommodations upon request by individuals participating in all steps of the employment process. This includes the initial testing phases of the candidate selection process for state positions as well as the subsequent employment interview process. Any and all accommodation requests by applicants throughout the State employment process should be appropriately reviewed and considered by human resources staff in state hiring agencies. View the memorandum here.

To assist state agency staff engaged in the hiring process as well as current state employees and state job applicants who may need to seek an accommodation, the CMS Disability Resource Center has been established. The Resource Center operates as a centralized source of information on reasonable accommodations and can provide professional consultation to both state agency staff and job seekers on issues concerning reasonable accommodations in the state employment process. You may contact the CMS Disability Resource Center by e-mail at: